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“This place rocks” 5 of 5 stars
Review of RIPS Sports Bar

RIPS Sports Bar
2107 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 497-2048
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Ranked #1 of 5 nightlife in Venice
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“This place rocks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Been here a few times, always great live music on stage, they get bands from all over Florida. Staff is top notch, friendly fast from the door guys to the bartenders. Almost always have a Dj in house with bands... This is a must see place in Venice!!!

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Venice, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Greatest place for drinks and dancing in Venice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Its hard to find a place to drink and dance without tripping over and offending the big volume of elderly in Venice. This place is neat because the staff remembers the locals and greets the out of towners. I am happy to say that this place draws a wide variety of people and lots of differnt age groups(all over 21the of course!) Lots of great live bands and great drinks! Kudos to rips for being a good place too let loose in elderly venice!

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baltimore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Would be top notch except for the cloud of deadly smoke”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Funny that the ample security here are all health nuts/ body builders killing themselves working in the filth of heavy second hand cigarette smoke. The band area is smoke free and the smokers hate it and ill light up regardless until told to put it out. The owner needs to realize that the very top spots are smoke free front to back, with the lives of the barstaff and security not sacrificed for those chain smoking themselves into an early grave. just one walk around the bar area and your clothes will just stink, eyes burn, and you can feel the film of death being deposited on one's lungs. The live bands here can be quite good.

Visited May 2012
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Rips S, Owner at RIPS Sports Bar, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Just wanted to make a note that in the future when the remodel is complete we will be moving into a SMOKE FREE FACILITY. We are very excited to make this change as we all know how smoky the current location can get when it is busy.

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Great service, top notch drinks. Neat place. A definite must-do when in Venice or Sarasota. There's a drink they light on fire with a flare - that's cool. The back of the place has changed a bit with the change of the name from Venice Sports Bar and Billiards to Rips Sports Bar, and it is quite a bit different. As with anything in Venice, it's an interesting mix of ages and types - but one heck of a lot of fun. Cheers!

Visited February 2012
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